I Give It a Year

I Give It a Year

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I Give It a Year

British rom-com from the writer of Borat (making his directorial debut) looking at the rocky first year of marriage for a pair of newlyweds. Stars Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Rose Byrne and Anna Faris.

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Impulsively getting hitched after only a few months together, their family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren't convinced that they can last. When the reality of married life begins to wither their relationship, Josh's ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat's handsome American client Guy (Simon Baker), offer attractive alternatives as their first anniversary approaches...

2013Rating: M97 minsUK
ComedyRomance
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Variety

Variety

press

Even if the emotional mathematics don't quite add up, enough diversion is provided by pic's broader comic setpieces to paper over the cracks.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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Mazer's juvenile sense of humour simply isn't strong enough to give the film any balls.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

As you’d expect from the man who helped Sacha Baron Cohen concoct naked-wrestling gags, it’s a grimly funny affair.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Dan Mazer's film about a couple who got married too quickly is both funny and plausible, if slightly constricted by its romcom template.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An above-average number of laugh-out-loud set-pieces compensate for the resulting wobbly narrative.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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The jokes are strong and delivered by a very talented cast, but the heart isn't there. It's easy to laugh, but hard to care.

3.0
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The laughs were outweighed by the silly, cringe-worthy moments and for some reason the usually intriguing Rose Bryne was wooden and boring. You know you are in trouble when Anna Faris gives the best performance of the film - ouch! It was an adequate way to spend a couple of hours but overall it was below average and a sadly forgettable film

2.0
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I was very much looking forward to this movie. I love the always funny Stephen Merchant and whilst the trailer used him as a selling point he didn't feature much more than was shown in that. The husband was likable enough and was the only character there was an human engagement with. The 2 female leads were both wooden and un-engaging (as was the supposed...

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Variety

Variety

press

Even if the emotional mathematics don't quite add up, enough diversion is provided by pic's broader comic setpieces to paper over the cracks.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Mazer's juvenile sense of humour simply isn't strong enough to give the film any balls.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

As you’d expect from the man who helped Sacha Baron Cohen concoct naked-wrestling gags, it’s a grimly funny affair.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Dan Mazer's film about a couple who got married too quickly is both funny and plausible, if slightly constricted by its romcom template.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An above-average number of laugh-out-loud set-pieces compensate for the resulting wobbly narrative.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The jokes are strong and delivered by a very talented cast, but the heart isn't there. It's easy to laugh, but hard to care.

3.0
0

The laughs were outweighed by the silly, cringe-worthy moments and for some reason the usually intriguing Rose Bryne was wooden and boring. You know you are in trouble when Anna Faris gives the best performance of the film - ouch! It was an adequate way to spend a couple of hours but overall it was below average and a sadly forgettable film

2.0
0

I was very much looking forward to this movie. I love the always funny Stephen Merchant and whilst the trailer used him as a selling point he didn't feature much more than was shown in that. The husband was likable enough and was the only character there was an human engagement with. The 2 female leads were both wooden and un-engaging (as was the supposed...

0